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Don Drysdale
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Baseball Player
    (July 23, 1936-July 3, 1993)
    Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers Right-Handed Pitcher (1956-69)
    Baseball Announcer for the California Angels, Chicago White Sox and L.A. Dodgers (1970-93)
    Lifetime 209-166 with a 2.95 ERA
    Pitched 167 complete games including 49 shutouts
    Appeared as an All-Star (1959, 61-65, 67-68)
    Won Cy Young Award (1962)
    Member of Baseball Hall of Fame (January 10, 1984)
    He was a brush back/knockdown pitcher, saying: 'If one of our guys went down, I just doubled it. No confusion there. It didn't require a Rhodes scholar.'
    He holds the record of 154 batters hit by a pitch.
    He quipped: 'Why use four pitches to put someone on base intentionally when I can do it with one?'
    He and Sandy Koufax struck the Dodgers for thirty-two days, seeking an unprecedented 3-year, $1.05 million contract to be evenly divided. He even threatened retirement by signing a movie contract, but eventually signed for $105,000 (1966).
    He appeared as himself on 'Leave It to Beaver' (1962), 'The Brady Bunch' (1970) and 'The Greatest American Hero' (1981).
    He injured a woman in a car accident and was arrested for drunk driving (January 22, 1991).
    He was the last Brooklyn Dodgers to retire as a baseball player (August 11, 1969).
    He led NL pitchers in homers four times, twice tying the NL record of seven. He is second to Warren Spahn with most home runs by an NL pitcher with twenty-nine.
    In 1965, he won 20 games and hit .300.
    He pitched a then record with 58 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings (1968).
    He died of a heart attack hours after commentating the LA Dodgers-Montreal Expos game (July 3, 1993).
    Research: Tim Howard
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 78 Votes: 51.28% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 34 Votes: 61.76% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 119 Votes: 36.97% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 61 Votes: 37.70% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 166 Votes: 45.78% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 96 Votes: 52.08% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 191 Votes: 45.03% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 244 Votes: 42.62% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 585 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1795 Votes: 41.06% Annoying
 
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